Review these helpful steps to apply. Remember, FEMA jobs require you to be a U.S. citizen and, for some positions, pass a full background investigation. See Tips & Guidelines about Federal Employment for useful links and general information about applying for Federal jobs.
Step 1: Find the Right Job For You
- Discover which career is right for you.
- Search current job openings on Find a Job or USAJOBS.gov.
- Review each announcement for details about that job.
- Determine if your interests and background make you a good candidate.
Step 2: Apply for the Job
Applying on USAJobs
- Review the How to Apply to a FEMA Vacancy guide.
- Create a USAJOBS.gov member account to post your resume, apply to jobs, and check on the status of your application(s).
- Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each announcement (upper right tab).
- Click “Apply Online” and choose the uploaded resume and supporting documents you want to submit with your application.
- Identify Veterans’ Preference status, if applicable.
- Answer any supplemental questions to complete the application process.
- Once you submit supporting documents, review the application summary that displays.
- After you finish, log back into USAJOBS.gov. Click “My Account” then “Application Status” to confirm that your application was received. It will say, “Application received” or “Resume received.”
Step 3: Interview for the Job
- The best-qualified candidate applications are forwarded to the hiring official.
- Some qualified applicants are chosen for an interview in person or by telephone.
- Occasionally, a person is hired based solely on their application materials.
- To ensure fair and equal treatment among applicants, selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws.
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